Senior Additive Design Engineer, Advanced Operations in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/23/2020

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Job Description

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. We are currently seeking a Senior Additive Design Engineer located in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Who we want:

Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.

Dedicated achievers. Relentless about quality, people who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

Curious learners. Engineers who seek out cutting-edge research and information to expand and enhance their ability to understand and meet changing customer needs.

Goal-oriented developers. Keeping the customer and system requirements squarely in focus, people who deliver safe and robust solutions.

What you will do:

  • Work with internal and external design teams to invent and create smart, innovative solutions to healthcare problems and design challenges.
  • Application of new technology for the development of medical devices from concept to commercialization.
  • Conducts research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity.
  • Evaluate and optimize concepts for mechanical function and manufacturability. Develop product designs and create prototypes from customer concepts and/or specs to test and validate ideas
  • Will determine and implement design approaches and parameters and conduct feasibility studies on new designs.
  • Will analyze equipment to establish operating data, conduct experimental tests and evaluate the results. Lead and/or participate in design review meetings.
  • You will lead and contribute significantly in efforts to identify, determine product requirements, generate production drawings for parts and assemblies and develop and manage full product design documentation.
  • Will select components and equipment based on analysis of specifications, reliability and regulatory requirements.
  • Work with advanced quality engineers to develop component specific testing and inspection protocols.
  • Communicate with process development and manufacturing engineering to resolve technical challenges and optimize design for manufacturability and efficiency.
  • Will ensure designs are cost efficient, manufacturable and reliable.
  • Liaison with supply chain personnel for the specification and sourcing of raw materials
  • This position is accountable for achieving product performance and quality objectives, project planning and effective execution, as well as communicating project status and escalating issues when appropriate.
  • Independently determines and develops approach to resolving end customers product related issues, through problem solving and troubleshooting product design, and product training

What you need:

  • Bachelor of Engineering/Science or Industrial Design with 3 or more years of experiences or Master of Eng/Science.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Shall have a good understanding of anatomy and common surgical procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills with an ability to communicate with marketing and customers including surgeons/key opinion leaders on clinical topics and surgical procedures.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated efficient work methods, analytical & problem.
  • Must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and have a good understanding of geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to handle multiple tasks using independent judgement in a fast-paced environment.
  • Capable of working as part of a multi-disciplined team.
  • Good instincts and sound judgment for mechanical and structural design
  • Use of creativity tools for idea and concept generation.
  • Good understanding of statistical tools and validation/verification techniques.
  • Knowledge of project Management tools is essential
  • Sound knowledge of CAM/CAE computer systems, engineering materials and design, coating technologies, plastic part design and manufacturing technologies.
  • Fluent in 3D CAD with good working knowledge of Finite Element Analysis tools.
  • Must have the ability to work with and assemble small objects and component parts.
  • Must be able to generate, follow and explain detailed proposals and operating procedures.
  • Experience of the Medical Device Industry or other highly regulated industry required with an in depth understanding of ISO 13485 and FDA quality system requirements
  • Willingness to travel internationally for live surgery visits and global partner collaboration, and work on international assignments.

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: None

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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